Backwards masking: Ten songs that supposedly contain hidden messages when played in reverse

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4. "Dinner at Deviant's Palace" - Cradle of Filth
Listening to the Lord Prayer's backwards would send you straight to a fiery stake in the days of the Puritans. Today, it simply conjures a horde of demons to whisk you away to the local McDonald's for another round of Happy Meals. I'm still not sure which is worse.

3. "Snowblind" - Styx
If you play this song backwards for about 33 minutes, you'll finally understand the hidden message: "Satan moves through our voices." Yet it still didn't move me to buy the band's album.

2. "Stairway to Heaven" - Led Zeppelin
When my best friend first played this record backwards, I was fourteen and seducing his sister in his parents' bedroom. The eerie crackling helped to set the mood, but when the words "Here's to my sweet Satan" echoed through the speakers, I thought he said "Santa" and started to laugh and ruined the mood. I hated this song for years.

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Listen up! Excellent topic. hear whats up so you and yours dont fall backwards into a mud hole you cant scramble out of.


On Dio's album Holy Diver.  There is a backwards part at the end of the last song Shame On The Night.

It sounds like he was "we are the crucified"

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